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  1. about 5 hours ago on Ted Rall

    I’m with you. But I hope you vote for the lesser evil even if it’s not the new New Deal that we really need.

  2. 1 day ago on Cul de Sac

    And “Oswaldo Twee” also. Thompson is one of the classic humorists.

  3. 1 day ago on Cul de Sac

    Fontanelle — HAHAHA gasp HAHAHAHAH!!!

  4. 1 day ago on Doonesbury

    Emigration laws do need to be revised, but Trump has made that impossible.

  5. 2 days ago on Cul de Sac

    In an ideal society, it would never occur to anybody. With luck, we’ll get there someday.

  6. 2 days ago on Richard's Poor Almanac

    This leads us into the Thanksgiving-dinner-at-somebody-else’s-house issue. Thanksgiving and breakfast are the two occasions I can least cope with surprises.

  7. 2 days ago on Tom the Dancing Bug

    Thanks. I think of little Greta Thunberg as a sort of Medieval saint, whom the spirit has made mad, or at least eccentric, by everyday standards. In a just cause, like Joan.

  8. 2 days ago on Perry Bible Fellowship

    Right. In my geek sci-fi view of things, a panel of experts in a time machine would have to make a completely arbitrary guess at the earliest actual bird population that was the one before the population you were sure were “chickens.” My problem with conundrums like the chicken-or-egg thing is that, when presented to children, they get in the way of their learning to think clearly about real issues. Whenever they came up in my household and classroom, I just told the the kids “It’s a nonsense joke told for fun.”

  9. 3 days ago on Perry Bible Fellowship

    The problem with the chicken-or-egg question is that, in evolutionary history there has never been a moment where a bird you couldn’t define as a “chicken” laid an egg that hatched a bird you could define as a “chicken.” I just thought I would give you Mr. Logic’s geek point of view. I should probably keep it to myself, because the creationists might start using it as an argument.

  10. 3 days ago on Tom the Dancing Bug

    Interesting. I will look into that. I was intrigued decades ago when I saw in the Ingmar Bergen movie Silent Spring(?) set in medival times, how the still-pagan house servant, when she opened the smoke-vent in the morning, whispered what would be spelled in German, “Komm, gott oden,” I suppose inviting the god to protect the household and hearth.